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Beringer – Californian Vineyard with German roots

In 1876 Beringer was founded by the German brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer. Today it is counted among one of the best-known vineyards of Napa Valley. Lying in the northern Napa Valley, referred to as the “Cabernet Belt”, the wine growing area stretches from Spring Mountain on the west side across the valley floor and up into Howell Mountain on the east. The sheer diversity of soils, geology, and micro-climates within this belt is stunning, and make for the unique taste of the Beringer private reserve, the great and often excellent red wines. The famous white wines come from vineyards clustered in the middle to southern Napa Valley, where a combination of alluvial fan soils, clay loam, and the cooler marine influence of San Francisco Bay combine to produce superior fruits with ripeness and intensity. 2001 the estate was placed on the National Register for Historic Places as a Historic District as the oldest continuously operating winery. Today, Laurie Hook is chief winemaker of Beringer, assisted by famous winemaster Ed Sbragia. For further information see: www.beringer.com.

Beringer’s Achievements
• Beringer is an icon of the Napa Valley and has an undisputed history of over 130 years of great winemaking.
• Beringer is the longest continually running winery in Napa Valley, since 1876.
• Beringer wines are acclaimed for excellence appearing on the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list more times than any other winery.
• Beringer is the only winery to ever win Wine Spectator Wine of the Year both red and white wine. Beringer received 96 points for 2001 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon by Wine Advocate 2007.
• Beringer has its own cellar for wine research and oenology to produce super-premium varieties as well as an ultra-modern facility in wine sensory.
• Approximately 405 hectares of Beringer Vineyards have been following a voluntary State program in accordance with the guidelines of the "Keeping It Green In The Vineyard" certified. Beringer's internal standard for sustainable viticulture.
• Beringer embodies the timeless appeal and quality of the Napa Valley.

The Portfolio:

Private Reserve
An expression of the winemaker‘s masterful skills. The collaboration between winemaking and viticulture has been at the core of the Private Reserve program since the first vintage crafted by Ed Sbragia in 1977. Today, Chief Winemaker Laurie Hook draws on her rich experience of working alongside Ed for over two decades as she blends only the best parcels from these outstanding vineyards. Each vineyard is aged separately in new French oak for minimum of two years before blending, resulting in a wine of great elegance and structure.

Napa Valley / Knight Valley
A tier focusing on a luxury drinking experience with Napa Valley & Knight Valley character and distinction, quality as well as expression of the region.

Third Century
This line is a tribute to three centuries of winemaking excellence. Full-bodied and complex wines sourced from Beringer’s North Coast and Central Coast vineyard holdings.

Founders‘ Estate
Combines Beringer‘s legacy of quality with everyday value. Approachable, food friendly wines that pair with a variety of cuisines.

Stone Cellars
Stone Cellars is a line of smooth, classically structured varietal wines. They reflect the tradition of quality set forth more than 125 years ago by Jacob Beringer. Stone Cellars wines are created from premium California grapes. Beringer winemakers use traditional techniques like malolactic fermentation and barrel aging to create balanced, accessible wines true to their varietal characteristics. Beringer's winemaking team, in concert with Beringer's viticulture team, have created approachable, fruit-forward wines.

California Collection
This collection offers a wonderful array of smooth and refreshing wines, and each wine has a youthful exuberance that appeals to anyone looking for an easy-drinking wine that pairs well with a variety of foods.